The Sahuarita Unified School District is creating new report cards that are expected to align with Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards, formerly known as the Common Core.
It is an alarming reality that barely half of Arizona Hispanics have obtained a high school education. Latinos still continue to lag behind their white peers in high school graduation rates and overall academic performance.
The Tucson Unified School District affirmed Monday its curriculum is aligned with state and Common Core standards.
The Arizona Department of Education will allow extra time for school districts and charter schools to assess a new online assessment that might replace the AIMS test, after receiving complaints about the timing of the assessment.
As the state’s public schools move toward the Common Core, many private schools are also integrating the standards into school curricula, although they aren’t legally required to.
The Tucson Unified School District is looking to spend more than $2.2 million to prepare for a new online assessment being piloted by the state that may never be used.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer ordered her agencies to stop using the term “Common Core’’ when referring to new education standards, in response to hostility from critics over what they see as a federal intrusion.
Even if you believe that the Common Core standards are high-quality, internationally benchmarked and would provide a solid foundation for the American education system, you should be worried about how they are being implemented.
America’s public K-12 education system isn’t making the grade.
The cost per Arizona student for the new test to measure progress under Common Core is nearly 50 percent more than the AIMS test.
Before job-seekers fill out an application for work making foam products for the aerospace industry at General Plastics Manufacturing Co. in Tacoma, Wash., they have to take a math test.
PHOENIX - Calling it "an important part of improving education," Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Thursday to eliminate the AIMS test - including the graduation requirement - paving the way for something else to measure the new Common Core Standards already being implemented in Arizona schools.
PHOENIX - Arizona high schoolers may soon be rid of having to pass AIMS - or any standardized test - to graduate.
Animal abusers would lose right to have pets
Tucson-area school districts are getting ready for the state's more rigorous new "Common Core" education standards - but preparation is proving to be an individualized rather than standardized process.
PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday promised to seek more funding for public schools in next year's budget.